BERLIN - "TAKE MY BREATH AWAY" (1986)
We all love an eighties power ballad don't we? Well, maybe you don't, but I can't imagine why you'd visit this page if you don't!
Written by Gieogio Moroder and Tom Whitlock, Take My Breath Away
reached #1 in the UK, U.S., Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands, and
also reached #2 in several other countries.
The love song spent four
weeks on the top spot in the UK, and was the soundtrack to the 80's
movie Top Gun. It was taken from the album Count Three & Pray, but follow-up singles weren't so successful, with Like Flames (1986) peaking at #47 in the UK and #82 in the U.S., although it did manage #14 in the Netherlands. The next single, You Don't Know
(1986), just managed to scrape into the Top 40 in the UK, peaking at
Take My Breath Away was re-released in October 1990 to coincide with the first showing of Top Gun on British TV (ITV), and this time peaked at #3. The song was also covered by Jessica Simpson in 2004.
Starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis (on the front of second single sleeve below), a 3D version of the movie was released during 2012, when it was all the rage.